It’s always handy to know what the professionals in the field are actually doing before venturing on your own renovation. Here are 5 tips that will help you get a better understanding of what’s hot and what’s not around the world:
1. Self-taught is well-taught –Max Humphry
While it’s always easy and relatively pit-fall free to hire designers to do your work, you definitely need to get yourself involved in the whole process for the best results. Interior design is a multi-disciplinary venture, and DIY is a hard form of design that very few have the guts to get into. So, even if you cannot do the whole thing yourself, investing in a small portion with your own sweat and tears is what will make the home feel truly your own.
2. Your gut feeling matters –Olivia Erwin
Most of the time, love at first sight is definitely a phenomenon that happens in interior designing. You’re walking inside the showroom and your eyes land on a certain furniture piece or tile design and – wham! You’re a goner for its aesthetic. That’s the kind of thing you should definitely go for. If you have to talk yourself into liking something, it’s definitely not worth it.
3. Light bulbs are the winning piece –Paloma Contresras
While innovative light fixtures are a rampant part of the overall interior design theme, very few people actually pay attention to the kind of bulbs that are installed inside them. So that pendent light with clusters of incandescent lights? And those stylish contemporary floor lamps and wall lights? Make sure that they are installed with the most energy efficient LED lights to get the best results.
4. Bold is gold –Jean Larette
You may have come across many instances that stop you from using dark colors in small spaces, but with a trained eye and the right intuition, it can definitely work. The rich, charismatic aura of darkly hued colors is one of things that can make certain spaces come alive. Yes, you need to be cognizant of the overall square-footage, but most of the time bold is definitely gold.
5. Get creative with functionality –Kate Coughlin
Prioritizing form and function has always been a point of contention between various designers, but it’s actually how you interlink both aspects that truly breathe life into your spaces. Try to emulate the best of both worlds in your spaces for the best results.